Production is set to begin this summer on Spike TV’s series adaption of Stephen King’s The Mist. The first cast member for the 10-episode series, directed by Adam Bernstein, has been announced. American Horror Story: Coven’s Frances Conroy has signed on to play Nathalie, described as a woman very in touch with nature and an activist.
From the Press Release:
New York, NY, June 23, 2016 – Frances Conroy has signed on to star in Spike’s new scripted series “The Mist.” From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, “The Mist” goes into production this summer and airs in 2017. The announcement was jointly made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike and Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman The Weinstein Company.
“The Mist” tells a harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc. Conroy has been cast in the role of “Nathalie,” a modern day ecological martyr. While she is seemingly more connected to nature than most people, her instincts about her fellow humans are dead on.
Conroy is best known for playing Ruth Fisher on the television series “Six Feet Under.” Her work on the show won her acclaim and several awards, including a Golden Globe® and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is also known for playing the older version of her character Moira O’Hara on season one of the television anthology series “American Horror Story,” which garnered Conroy an Emmy® nomination. Conroy subsequently portrayed The Angel of Death, Myrtle Snow and Gloria Mott on the next three seasons of the show, “Asylum,” “Coven” and “Freak Show,” respectively. For her performance in “Coven,” she was nominated again for an Emmy®. Conroy can also be seen in the Hulu original series “Casual.” Conroy is represented by Echo Lake Entertainment and Paradigm Talent Agency.
The series will use both King’s novel and the 2007 film as inspiration. It will tell an original story about a mist, filled with otherworldly terrors that takes over a small town. Tensions between neighbors escalates as the creatures in the mist draw closer, but they must find a way to band together to survive.
Christian Torpe and Amanda Segel are Executive Producers for the series, along with Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser serve as Executive Producers for TWC-Dimension Television. Lauren Ruggiero, Senior Director, Scripted Programming will oversee the project for Spike with Vlad Wolynetz as Co-Executive Producer.